Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza

Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, Seville Overview

It's not for the faint-hearted. If you want to witness bullfighting in its optimum form, this is the place to be. There is also a museum of bullfighting to spend some time on. It is one of the most attractive bull arenas in Spain.

Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza houses one of the finest bullrings in Spain, and also one of the oldest ones. Highly popular among the Spanish, especially in Seville, the Catedral del Toreo is the best place to experience the thrill of corrida (bullfight). The building has an impressive Baroque facade and the arena can accommodate about 14,000 people. Puerta del Principe is the beautiful main entrance with iron gates, made by Pedro Roldan. There is also one small and interesting museum in the plaza which traces the history of the sport from 18th century to the modern times. It has a nice collection of posters, costumes and bull heads, along with some paintings by Juan Belmonte and Joselito El Gallo, two famous bullfighters. The main season for corrida is from Easter Sunday to 12 October, and it has almost 20 fights as a whole. Overlooking the river Guadalquivir, the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza is located on Paseo de Colon.

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